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Kaikan 壊漢

Download (scroll down to the bottom of the page) Kaikan is a freeware vertical shmup from Zakichi, the same mad mind behind Contlade. I would say, in my own humble, alcoholic opinion, that Kaikan is the superior of the two, even if Contlade is a lot of fun in its own right. While Contlade closely resembled an early console shooter, Kaikan closely resembles an arcade shooter. It’s fast, it’s hectic, it’s got shit flying everywhere and power-ups galore. It’s awesome. You start the game choosing a craft to pilot. Each craft has a different main attack and appearance. The appearance of the ship is completely arbitrary, but the main attack alters the gameplay significantly.… Read the rest
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Colorful Shooting

Download (Click on the first link) This game has to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen. It looks like someone threw MS paint into a blender and poured the result onto a computer monitor. But, as it turns out, there is a very valid reason for the games gag-inducing color scheme. The background is made up of 3 colors, and enemy fire is also made up of those same colors. This means that if an enemy is firing red projectiles, you will not be able to see them when the fly over any red patches of background. Couple that with the fact that the background moves with the player, this title can make for a very intense gaming experience.… Read the rest
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Splash Festival

Splash Festival Download. Do you enjoy getting drunk on red wine and driving go-karts into things? Tired of getting arrested and being yelled at by your overbearing wife? Well, I have the solution we have both been searching for. Splash Festival is a freeware title by Okahara Mai, a student at the Kobe Institute of Computing’s department of game development (seriously, check out this link). Unlike the seemingly bottomless pit of vertical space shooters and sub-par platformers that make up so much of the Japanese freeware scene, Splash Festival is both unique and a hell of a lot of fun. In Splash Festival, you play a silhouette who rides a go cart around a square rink and smashes grapes with a mallet.… Read the rest
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Yamamoto San

Download Yamamoto San is a side scrolling platformer from a freeware developer by the name of Yuzuru Yasuda . I think that might actually be his real name. The game has 16 levels in total, each offering plenty of platform jumping and baddie busting action. The first couple of levels are actually a kind of training mode which is entirely in Japanese, however anyone familiar with platform games should have zero trouble figuring out the basics. The production values of this particular freeware title are a cut above the rest, thankfully this doesn’t mean that the quality of the gameplay itself has been compromised in any way.… Read the rest
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Contlade

Download Contlade is a freeware new-retro vertical shmup from indie game developer Zakichi. It has been made with Shooting Game Builder, a common Japanese tool set used to make shmups such as this one. Now, just because a tool set was used to create a game doesn’t mean that it can’t be awesome. Contlade isn’t breaking any new ground in the “shootin’ shit outta the sky” genre, but it does a playable job all the same. The game looks really retro and plays just as well. The bright yet basic colors along with the angular graphics instantly made me think of the almost endless stream of DOS shooters from the heyday of shareware gaming, back in the late 90s.… Read the rest
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Magical Jewelry ~メルーの冒険~

Download Magic Jewelry is a puzzle based platformer from Japanese freeware game developer Manny. It features a little witch who has the ability to create magic boulders and place them in front of herself. The object of the game is to use her magic boulders to reach the gems that are sprinkled about each stage. The basic mechanics of the game are pretty simple and it doesn’t take very long at all to become proficient at magical boulder creation. On the surface, Magical Jewelry looks cute, what with the little witch girl running about collecting jewels and all. Don’t let that fool you though, this game does get quite difficult as you progress through the stages.… Read the rest
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勇者ゴルセフ Golsef the Brave

Download Golsef the Brave is a side-scrolling platformer by a Japanese freeware game creator who simply goes by the title “Woshida”. The game seems to be made with action editor 4, a common piece of game creation software that is responsible for the lions share of platformers available in the Japanese freeware scene. This particular title is a pretty good example of what to expect from titles made with specialized game-creation software. There is nothing truly amazing or ground breaking with Golsef the Brave, but everything works. The controls are responsive, the graphics are adequate and have a nice old school feel to them, the boss battles are challenging yet not overly difficult.… Read the rest
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Freeware: Box

Download Well what can I say about this game? The title says it all really. Box. Yep, it sure is. Box is a puzzle game where you have to fit a bunch of smaller boxes inside of a bigger one. That’s it. There is no time limit that I am aware of and the scoring system seems kind of arbitrary. So yeah, little boxes inside of big boxes. You are able to select the level of difficulty and style of boxes and…that’s a bout it. The title doesn’t lie. This is from the same creator as Magical Jewelry, who it seems has an affinity for puzzle games.… Read the rest
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私の剣になりなさい! Be my sword!

Download Be My Sword starts out with a very professional looking title screen. From there we get a little bit of story. Basically some uppity bitch named Himeno tells you to be her sword so naturally you turn into a sword. I wish I was making this shit up.As it turns out, her big sister has been accused of being … responsible for a crime or something, and this girl that has just turned you into a sword simply must to do something about it. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the back story of the game designers idea of a joke.… Read the rest
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青タイツ Blue Tights

Download For the first time in a very long time a game gave me a case of the “what the fuck?”s. Literally. I opened up this game and cried “what the fuuuuuck?” as soon as the gameplay started. My wife was all like “stop talking to your computer, you know it can’t hear you”, so I was all like “go make me a turkey pot pie!” and then she hit me up the back of the head. At any rate, the WTF meter really goes into the red with this little gem. First off, you will notice that it is very amateurish (is that even a word?) and looks like the all the in-game graphic s were done in MS paint, which they probably were.… Read the rest
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